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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Wednesday, April 23
    Germantown Kindergarten Screening
    Check G'town Central Schools' website for more info. Phone: 518-537-6281. Email: kharlow@germantowncsd.org. Url: http://www.germantowncsd.org.

  • Wednesday, April 23
    World Book Night
    Oblong Books & Music in Millerton & Rhinebeck are proud to serve as the local book pick-up point for this national, community event held on Shakespeare's birthday: "givers" sign up in advance to distribute free books to light readers and non-readers. Phone: 845-876-0500. Email: info@oblongbooks.com. Url: http://oblongbooks.com.

  • Wednesday, April 23
    "My Name Is Ruth"
    An evening with Bard Big Read and Marilynne Robinson's HOUSEKEEPING. Excerpts from the novel read by Neil Gaiman, Nicole Quinn, and Mary Caponegro. Discussion and remarks with Bard professors Deirdre d'Albertis and Wyatt Mason. Free and open to public, but reservations necessary. Contact Fisher Center box office, 845-758-7900. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: bhollenb@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/hannaharendtcenter/bigread.

  • Thursday, April 24 - Saturday, April 26
    Rummage Sale
    Annual spring event. Thu 6–8pm; Fri 1–4pm. Sat 9am–noon/$5 per bag. Phone: 845-758-1184. Email: office@stjohnsreformed.org.

  • Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27
    Faculty Dance Concert
    Choreography by Bard dance faculty, performed by students. Fri, Sat & Sun at 7:30pm. Sun at 2pm. Tickets: $15/free w/ Bard ID; reservations. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, April 25 - Saturday, April 26
    Inaugural Multi-Media Event
    Eclipse, a performance, featuring the choreography and light installation of award-winning multi-media artist Jonah Bokaer in collaboration w/ avant-garde artist Anthony McCall. 7:30pm. Tkts $20. Email: info@basilicahudson.com. Url: http://basilicahudson.com.

  • Friday, April 25 - Saturday, April 26
    Verdi's Messa da Requiem
    Conducted by Leon Botstein; James Bagwell, chorus master; w/members of the American Symphony Orchestra, Bard College & Longy Conservatory Orchestras, Bard College Chamber Singers, and Bard Festival Chorale. Fri & Sat at 8pm. $20/$15 suggested donation; free w/Bard ID. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, April 25
    Hudson Valley in the Ice Age
    Authors Johanna and Robert Titus on the geology of the Catskills, Shawangunks, Taconics, & the Hudson. 7pm. Free. Phone: 845-757-3771. Email: tivolilibrary@gmail.com. Url: http://tivolilibrary.org.

  • Friday, April 25
    Mills of Landsman Kill
    Marilyn Hatch and David Miller offer a "virtual hike" along the kill, discussin the history of each mill along the way. Refreshments. 7:30. Rhinebeck Historical Soc. talk. Phone: 845-876-0246. Email: dhmny@aol.com. Url: http://rhinebeckhistoricalsociety.org.

  • Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27
    The Rocky Horror Show
    The Castaway Players Theatre Company presents its nearly annual production of Richard O'Brien's rock musical classic. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $26/$24. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, April 25
    Literary vs. Genre Fiction
    4/25: Panel discussion hosted by Jenny Milchman: literary vs.genre fiction; is there a real distinction or no difference at all? With Kelly Braffet, Carla Buckley and Therese Walsh at 7pm. Phone: 845-876-0500. Email: rsvp@oblongbooks.com. Url: http://oblongbooks.com.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Penny Social
    10:30am. Calling starts at 12 noon. Join us for many wonderful items and larger raffle items. Lunch/Desert items available for purchase. Email: gbrowne@hvc.rr.com.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Preview Party for Wilderstein & the Whitehouse
    Opening for six month exbition displaying, in part, many in-house collections which have never before been publicly seen and which show connections between Wilderstein and U.S. presidents over two centuries. 4–6pm; $25pp. Please RSVP. Phone: 845-876-4818. Email: wilderstein@wilderstein.org. Url: http://wilderstein.org.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Senior Citizen Prom
    Contact Rhinebeck Central School District for more info. Phone: 845-871-5500. Url: http://rhinebeckcsd.org.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Songs for Unusual Creatures
    Michael Hearst and his five piece band bring some of the planet's most bizarre animals to life. At 2pm and 7pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Buglisi Dance Theatre
    "Buglisi…works in images that seduce the eye as much as the imagination, with shapes, luminous textures, and stilled moments in time that offer an adventure in perception. " (DANCE Magazine). 7:30 pm. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Sights and Sounds of Africa
    Free event that aims to promote an appreciation of difference through storytelling, drumming, dancing and the creation and display of decorative and ceremonial masks. Sponsored by the US-Africa Partnership. From 2–5pm for ages 6–12 and their parents or caretakers, For more info please visit sandsofa.eventbrite.com or call (845) 389–7950. Phone: 845-876-3533. Email: rhinebeck.episcopal@gmail.com. Url: http://rhinebeck-episcopal.org.

  • Sunday, April 27
    Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society
    Vegan pizza party (15% off) at Two Boots restaurant at 6pm. Phone: 845-876-2626. Email: rsvp@mhvs.org. Url: http://mhvs.org.

  • Sunday, April 27
    Classical Guitar Concert
    Mid-Hudson CG Society presents program of original compositions & arrangements by its membersat 3pm; $10. Email: rnraustin@gmail.com. Url: http://MHCGS.blogspot.com.

  • Sunday, April 27
    HV Autism Walk & Expo
    Call for more info. Phone: 845-331-2626. Email: info@autismwalkhv.org. Url: http://autismwalkhv.org.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

ART for all ages! New adult classes starting up... Tap into your creativity. Activities offered: cartooning, illustration, clay, mosaic, printmaking, silk painting, Japanese arts & more. ART Parties, perfect for birthday, any occasion or celebration. Year-round after-school sessions, weekend workshops & summer camp. Come to enjoy some artistic fun!

The Chocolate Factory 54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook
845-758-9719

Dr. Zelek specializes in evaluation and treatment of ADD/ADHD, traumatic brain injury, chronic Lyme encephalitis, stroke, depression, addiction, headaches, chronic fatigue and other brain “hardware” and “software” problems. Trained at NYU Medical Ctr., Dr. Zelek offers 25+ years of experience in treating adults and adolescents. He performs brain mapping (QEEG), neuropsychological testing and offers Neurofeedback, cognitive remediation, psychotherapy and other treatment modalities.

22 Garden St., Rhinebeck
845-876-8845

Spring classes include: belly dancing, Reiki, SAT and ACT prep, photography, piano, pickleball, basketball, collage art, Tai Chi, zumba, gluten-free cooking, organic vegetable gardening, babysitter certification, defensive driving, and 5-hour pre-licensing.

Red Hook
845 758-2241x3505

Mette Coleman is a New York State–licensed physical therapist who has been practicing physical therapy and Pilates for more than 20 years. Mette Coleman has extensive clinical experience and advanced formalized training in soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions. Mette Coleman treats a diverse population in her practice ranging from performing artists, chronic pain patients and athletes. By appointment only.

6423 Montgomery St. Suite 17A, Rhinebeck
845-876-3220

Theresa Quartararo, CHP, AADP, is a knowledgeable and supportive health counselor. She will help you set and accomplish goals in order to achieve and maintain your ideal weight, reduce cravings, increase energy, feel great in your body, and understand the role food plays in your life.

537 Tyrrel Rd., Millbrook
914-489-8716 or 845-702-0096

Save money on taxes. Reduce property maintenance costs. Create an agricultural assessment. Eliminate expensive brush hogging. Convert your woodlands and overgrown pastures into hay production or other agricultural uses. We will perform all phases of land preparation, including drainage, excavation, fencing, planting, as well as cutting at no expense to landowner. Please call for free property consultation and estimates.

129 Yantz Rd., Red Hook
845-532-2152

Evoke Style in downtown Rhinebeck specializes in easy chic women’s fashion—from clothing and shoes to leather goods, belts, jewelry, gifts, and more, we aim to provide wardrobe treasures that are as unique and classic as they are beautiful and luxurious.

6406 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck
845-516-4150

It is with mixed feelings that I announce the closing of my office in Tivoli as of 3/31/1. I would like to express my gratitude to all the people and families who have allowed me to work with and care for them over the past 25 years. It has been a great privilege knowing so many of you. Feel free to contact me at 914-466-0024 or drnconnell@gmail.com. Please consider contacting Dr. Barbara Blisko for your future chiropractic care at

845-758-8861.

65 Broadway, Tivoli
845-757-5500

Former Mughal Raj owner is now in Red Hook Curry House Restaurant and Takeout. All your favorites. Traditional Hundi buffet Tuesday & Sunday nights, 5–9:30pm, all you can eat. We have good quality food: 4 stars from Poughkeepsie Journal and Daily Freeman and "Best Indian Restaurant in the October 2005 issue of Hudson Valley magazine. Try our food and we hope you enjoy it.

28 E. Market St, Red Hook
845-758-2666

All types of excavation, stone driveways & repair. Septic installation, cleaning, inspection, repair foundations & drainage. Stone retaining walls. Land clearing. All types of earthmoving. Modern Technology with old-fashioned values.

518-537-4472

We're a small boutique agency specializing in antique country homes and historic Hudson townhouses. We're sophisticated, honest and creative professionals who enjoy matching our customers with the most charming and interesting houses in the Hudson Valley. Check out our website, and see why people are saying it's the best real estate site anywhere. Or stop by and see us in Tivoli, Hudson, or Catksill.

58 Broadway, Tivoli
845-757-5672

This year has been a promising year for real estate with serious buyers looking for homes again. Whether you are buying or selling a home, let me put my 13+ years expertise to work for you! Together we can make it happen. Call me for a complementary market analysis.

Northern Dutchess Realty 6423 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck
845-505-9024

Watercolor classes with Betsy Jacaruso for beginning and advanced painters. Three hour classes on Mon, Wed & Sat, in a relaxed group setting w/focus on basic watercolor techniques while developing and cultivating a personal style. Classes in drawing and pastels also offered w/Keith Gunderson. See also under "Galleries & Studios" and in the calendar under "Classes & Workshops."

The Rhinebeck Courtyard 43 E. Market St., Suite 2, Rhinebeck
845-516-4435

Celebrating its 16th year as one of the premier art dealers and venues in the Hudson Valley, the gallery focuses on quality original contemporary, regional, 20th-century and Hudson River Art, and offers changing exhibitions, a holdings gallery, curatorial, consultation, commissioning, art delivery and installation services. It has established an outstanding reputation for dedicated service to both clients and artists and is known for its annual THE LUMINOUS LANDSCAPE™ National Invitational Exhibition.

22 E. Market St., 3rd floor, Rhinebeck
845-876-7578

Specializing in non-chemical treatment of water and bacterial elimination. Drinking water and municipal treatment available. Commercial and residential treatment available. Rentals and financing plans offered. The standard of excellence in water treatment since 1973.

1888 Rt. 9W, PO Box 239, Lake Katrine
845-876-4489 or 845-336-4353

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